VITAS Home Medical Equipment
Watch this video to see how VITAS Home Medical Equipment helps our patients come home.
When you’re seriously ill, being at home is the best way to maintain your quality of life. But can you manage? Will you be a burden to those who care for you? Do you need special support, supplies and equipment?
Leave the Hospital with Confidence
VITAS Healthcare puts the needs of patients and families first. We know you want to return home to the people and things you love, and we have the resources to make that happen.
VITAS has everything you need to make your transition from hospital to home as seamless as possible. You’ll have the confidence of knowing your home is ready with the equipment and supplies you need. You can expect equipment that has been carefully inspected, prepped and tested and that adheres to manufacturers’ guidelines.
No Waiting for Home Medical Equipment
Because patients in transition from hospital to home should not have to wait, VITAS maintains its own home medical equipment (HME), delivery and staff. When HME is specified as part of your plan of care, we respond quickly and efficiently.
We have the medical equipment your care plan may call for, which may include:
- Oxygen and delivery devices
- CPAP and BiPAP
- High-flow therapy
- Hospital bed
- Pressure-relief mattress
- Wheelchair and other specialty chairs
- Trapeze bar and patient lift
- Walker, cane, tub seat and bedside commode
- Suction equipment
- Feeding pump
Meet your VITAS technician
All VITAS patients who have medical equipment delivered to their home get the professional services of a skilled VITAS medical service technician. Your technician is considered part of your hospice team and is ready to answer questions, make adjustments and return to your home for service visits, if needed.
Your technician understands your needs, and your family’s needs, as you settle into a new routine at home. He or she puts the needed equipment on the truck, brings it to your home and carefully sets it up according to your wishes. Once everything is in place and functioning properly, the tech gives detailed instructions on how everything works. He or she does not leave until family caregivers and/or patients using the equipment feel completely at ease.